AGM – Change of Date

Dear Sharks Members,

Unfortunately, for reasons beyond our control it has been necessary to change the date of the upcoming AGM.

The Annual General Meeting, will now be held at SnoZone, Castleford on Saturday 10th June at 11:30 until 12:30.

This will be an opportunity for Club Members to hear an Update from Sharks Ski Club over the last 12 months, receive the Club Accounts, and Elect the Officers of the Club.  As always, it is great opportunity for willing volunteers to get involved in the running of the club, and this year is no exception.

The current Club Committee positions and members can be seen on our website here…

Fortunately, the change of date give you more time to get your nominations in.

Don’t forget, we are looking for a new Chairman, Vice Chair, and Membership Secretary, in addition to a number of general committee member positions.

If you would like more information about the different roles, or how the committee runs, then please feel free to contact me, or speak to me or any of the other committee members.  The committee meets 4 times a year, and we discuss important club matters such as future holidays, training events and instructor development.  If you want to help shape the future of the club, then please get involved and join in.

If you think you would like to get involved, then send me your nomination.  You can nominate yourself, or someone else on their behalf. If you would like to stand then please send your Nominations to me by email to Info@sharks.org.uk by 3rd of June, please.

Look forward to seeing you all there.

Regards

Richard

Richard Slater
Sharks Ski Club Secretary
Info@sharks.org.uk

Northern Region Fun races

Northern Regional Fun Races

In conjunction with

North East Ski Association

Northern Regional Fun Races

Saturday 13th May at Pendle Ski Club

Sunday 11th June at Silksworth Ski Centre Sunderland

Races will be a 9 am start and open to all ages and abilities

3 timed runs down the same course then head to heads

Price will be £10 per race or £18 for both events

Awards for 1st 2nd 3rd based on fasted timer run

Age groups for awards

U8’s U10’s U12’s U16’s U18’s U21’s Seniors & Masters

Sharks Holiday 2018

Due to circumstances way beyond our control, the Sharks 2018 holiday has been changed from Wengen, Switzerland, to Champoluc, Italy.  The dates remain the same 31st March to 7th April or depart 30th April (Good Friday) when flights may be cheaper.

The reason being, that the Mannlichenbahn Company (the lift system) have decided to close on March 31st (the day we were due to arrive) This is due to them installing a complete new lift system and they have said that this work needs to start on 1st April

The lateness in this decision, is because ALL the Wengen & Grindelwald Hoteliers have been campaigning to keep it all open until after Easter, but having had many meetings have been unsuccessful.  Everyone is disappointed and angry with this decision.  We are also very, very sorry.

On the positive side, at very short notice, we have managed to provisionally book the Peti Prince Hotel in Champoluc, Italy.

A school has already ‘provisionally’ booked this hotel for the same dates, therefore we need to act very quickly to secure it.  This means that you must contact Ski2 and pay your deposit asap.  Details of how this is done will be sent later when full details of costs etc. will be sent out on this Thursday 20th April.  (It is Easter, and the office is closed)

Again, our sincere apologies for the change in venue, but where ever Sharks go, it is always a fun packed holiday.

Molly Gill,

On behalf of Sharks holiday committee.

Yorkshire Alpine Championships

The Yorkshire Champs will be taking place on the 1st July at Castleford.

Details of how to Apply will follow in due course.

In the meantime if anyone would like to volunteer to help out on the day (see attachment below), please let me know, and I will pass on your details.

Regards

Richard

Volunteer list.

Safeguarding Training


Safeguarding Children and Young People –
Initial Training and Refresher Course

Saturday 17th June at Castleford Snozone 11.30m to 1.30pm

Dear Sharks Instructors and Trainee Instructors,
As you all are aware it is a requirement that to gain, and to retain, your UK Snowsport qualification you must have completed the following:

  • You must be registered as a member of Snowsport England / UK Coaching Scheme
  • A technical training Course along with the necessary amount of practical hours
  • Have passed an assessment
  • A current First Aid Certificate
  • Have attended a Safeguarding Children & Young People training Course

Is there anyone else who would like to attend the Training?

The training is not limited to instructors/instructor trainees.  If capacity allows we will open the course to any Sharks Ski Club Member.
If you are interested Please contact: Molly or Norman or Julie.

The cost of this Training Course is £20 each.
You will receive a Certificate and this will last you 3 years until your next refresher.

Please Note:
The course content includes some descriptive issues around specific types of child abuse. Sadly it is something that needs to be addressed.

Should any parent be concerned about this then please talk to Molly, Julie or Norman.

Any parent who wishes to sit in on this training may do so, without charge and without certificate.

Please think carefully about this as we do not want to inhibit learning and awareness; be assured that this training is delivered in a sensitive and professional manner.

Norman, on behalf of Molly and Julie

Please register your place on this course asap via the Sharks Website Session Registration Page.
Info@sharks.org.uk

Annual General Meeting

We will be holding our Annual General Meeting, at SnoZone, Castleford on Saturday 29th April at 11:30 until 12:30.

This will be an opportunity for Club Members to hear an Update from Sharks Ski Club over the last 12 months, receive the Club Accounts, and Elect the Officers of the Club.  As always, it is great opportunity for willing volunteers to get involved in the running of the club, and this year is no exception.

The current Club Committee positions and members can be seen on our website here…

As always, members are encouraged to apply for any of the Committee positions.

This year we are going to have some definite vacancies on the committee as the following people have decided to stand down from their positions: Dave White – Chairman, David Henery – Vice Chairman, and Vicky Houston – Membership Secretary.  I would like to thank them all for their hard work for the club over the last few years.
If you would like more information about the different roles, or how the committee runs, then please feel free to contact me, or speak to me or any of the other committee members

If you think you would like to get involved, then send me your nomination.  You can nominate yourself, or someone else on their behalf. If you would like to stand then please send your Nominations to me by email to Info@sharks.org.uk by 26th of April, please.

Look forward to seeing you all there.

Regards

Richard

Richard Slater
Sharks Ski Club Secretary
Info@sharks.org.uk

First Aid Course

 2 DAY OUTDOOR FIRST AID COURSE

 

Registered with Ofqual

Meets the requirements of all HNGB’s including BASI, SSE, & Scotland

 

DATE:       1st & 2nd July 2017

VENUE:    Snozone, Castleford

COST:       £90. 00

TUTOR:   Molly Gill

Contact:  mollygill44@gmail.com

Photo Competition 

MINI COMPETITION TIME!!! Get over your post holiday blues with a chance of winning a free sharks beanie and a pair of ski straps! Tag us in your best ski holiday snap on your Instagram and use #sharksskiclub – we will pick and repost the best photo in a few weeks time!

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